Kerr County, TX

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Population

50,761

0.507% growth

Median Age

47.8


Median Household Income

$48,698

10% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

21,475

2.88% growth

Median Property Value

$164,000

0.861% growth

About

In 2017, Kerr County, TX had a population of 50.8k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $48,698. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kerr County, TX grew from 50,505 to 50,761, a 0.507% increase and its median household income grew from $44,261 to $48,698, a 10% increase.

The population of Kerr County, TX is 69.9% White Alone, 26.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.42% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kerr County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kerr County, TX are Schreiner University (288 degrees awarded in 2017) and Conlee's College of Cosmetology (14 degrees).

The median property value in Kerr County, TX is $164,000, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Kerr County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kerr County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kerr County, TX employs 21.5k people. The largest industries in Kerr County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,368 people), Retail Trade (2,435 people), and Construction (2,426 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,972), Public Administration ($52,741), and Utilities ($51,250).

Median household income in Kerr County, TX is $48,698. Males in Kerr County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Kerr County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,698

2017 value

± $2,928

10%

1 Year Growth

± 7.64%

Households in Kerr County, TX have a median annual income of $48,698, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,261 in 2016, which represents a 10% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kerr County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9607

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9608

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kerr County, TX was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $70,120, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $61,250 and $54,189.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kerr County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kerr County, TX (6.76k out of 49.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,674 ± 622

  2. Hispanic

    2,658 ± 446

  3. Other

    549 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kerr County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.5k

2017 Value

± 1,141

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kerr County, TX grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 20.9k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kerr County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,805 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,170 people), and Management Occupations (2,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kerr County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kerr County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,805 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,170 people), and Management Occupations (2,106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kerr County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.77 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kerr County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,389), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,224), and Management Occupations ($60,920).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.5k

2017 Value

± 1,141

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kerr County, TX grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 20.9k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kerr County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,368 people), Retail Trade (2,435 people), and Construction (2,426 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kerr County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kerr County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kerr County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,368 people), Retail Trade (2,435 people), and Construction (2,426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kerr County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.27 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.21 times), and Construction (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kerr County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,972), Public Administration ($52,741), and Utilities ($51,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.1% of the population of Kerr County, TX has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 3.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kerr County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Kerr County, TX see 1341 patients per year on average, which represents a 14% increase from the previous year (1176 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 396 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,341 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kerr County, TX see an average of 1,341 patients per year. This represents a 14% increase from the previous year (1,176 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kerr County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.9%

Uninsured

32.5%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

3.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kerr County, TX declined by 7.9% from 17.3% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kerr County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kerr County, TX is home to a population of 50.8k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.99% of Kerr County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kerr County, TX is composed of 35.5k White Alone residents (69.9%), 13.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.1%), 719 Black or African American Alone residents (1.42%), 678 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 494 Asian Alone residents (0.973%), 101 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.199%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0355%), and 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0197%).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kerr County, TX was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Kerr County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kerr County, TX residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.99%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.55k people

7.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.64k people

As of 2017, 6.99% of Kerr County, TX residents (3.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kerr County, TX was 7.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of Kerr County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kerr County, TX was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.5k ± 16

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13.3k ± 1.01k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    719 ± 117

In 2017, there were 2.67 times more White Alone residents (35.5k people) in Kerr County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Hispanic or Latino and 719 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kerr County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,337 ± 271

  2. Korea

    730 ± 155

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    446 ± 166

Kerr County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kerr County, TX awarded 302 degrees. The student population of Kerr County, TX is skewed towards women, with 553 male students and 771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kerr County, TX are White (178 and 59.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (88 and 29.2%), Black or African American (18 and 5.98%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.99%).

The largest universities in Kerr County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Schreiner University (288 and 95.4%) and Conlee's College of Cosmetology (14 and 4.64%).

The most popular majors in Kerr County, TX are Registered Nursing (82 and 27.2%), General Biological Sciences (26 and 8.61%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (17 and 5.63%).

The median tuition costs in Kerr County, TX are $24,990 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kerr County, TX was General Biological Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kerr County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 288 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,990

Median Private

In 2017, the Kerr County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Schreiner University with 288 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

92

Degrees Awarded to Men

210

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kerr County, TX, which is 0.438 times less than the 210 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kerr County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    178 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kerr County, TX were to White students. These 178 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kerr County, TX was $164,000 in 2017, which is 0.714 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,600 to $164,000, a 0.861% increase. The homeownership rate in Kerr County, TX is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kerr County, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kerr County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$164,000

2017 Median

± $7,322

$162,600

2016 Median

± $9,000

In 2017, the median property value in Kerr County, TX grew to to $164,000 from the previous year's value of $162,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kerr County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kerr County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,698

Median Household Income

± $2,928

20.6k

Number of Households

± 1,057

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.6k households in Kerr County, TX grew to $48,698 from the previous year's value of $44,261.

The following chart displays the households in Kerr County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kerr County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kerr County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

69.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Kerr County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kerr County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kerr County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Kerr County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kerr County, TX was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (4.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kerr County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kerr County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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